Golden Gate Xpress

BREAKING: Community support strong at hunger strike press conference

Emily Chavous and Jeremy Porr

May 9, 2016

Nearly 200 students and faculty gathered in the quad at 12:30 p.m. Monday for a press conference surrounding the four students who began a hunger strike last week in protest of what they consider a dismissal of their demands to...

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

Ahalya Srikant and Emily Chavous

May 4, 2016

President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration Building, and access to both th...

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

Emily Chavous

May 3, 2016

Ethnic studies changed 18-year-old Hassani Bell’s life. “I grew up in East Oakland and I remember hearing gunshots from my window, feeling helpless, hating myself because I couldn’t help that person who would scream,”...

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

Kelsey Lannin

April 19, 2016

The fight to create the College of Ethnic Studies redefined SF State's core values and identity. The college was the first of its kind in the US and the strike that led to it remains the longest campus strike in U.S. history. Timeline information f...

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